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Upcoming Portable Operations

I have a couple of fun portable operations planned, one starting next week. April 30 through May 5, I will be in St. Pete Beach Florida, and will once again be operating from a roof-top terrace 70ft above the beach. July 12-16, I will be in Hill City, South Dakota, where we have nice little rental h...
by n3pdt
Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:52 pm
 
Forum: Portable Operating
Topic: Upcoming Portable Operations
Replies: 0
Views: 2287

Operated portable from Florida recently

My work took me to St. Pete Beach, Florida last month and I brought along my Elecraft K1. Was able to get three sessions in. We stayed in the historic Don Cesar Hotel, right on the beach (Gulf of Mexico). Was able to commandeer a roof-top terrace area about 70ft. above the beach for set up. First se...
by n3pdt
Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:28 am
 
Forum: Portable Operating
Topic: Operated portable from Florida recently
Replies: 1
Views: 1276

Re: How about New skcc official key ?

I'd snap up an SKCC version of that 100th Anniversary Vibroplex Original in a heartbeat.

Doug N3PDT
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by n3pdt
Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:13 am
 
Forum: New Proposals
Topic: How about New skcc official key ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2013

Re: G'day from a new guy and my first QSOs..

Hi Scott, I know this is late and you've probably already logged hundreds of CW contact by now... But as mentioned, we've all been there, forgot our own names and how to form the letter "F". I used a note card with my call, name, and city on it, plus a few Q codes and helpful stuff. Am abl...
by n3pdt
Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:32 pm
 
Forum: Beginners Corner
Topic: G'day from a new guy and my first QSOs..
Replies: 5
Views: 2357

Papa's got a brand new bug!

Well, I took the plunge and bought a Vibroplex bug from a guy on QTH.com. It's a 1954 Lighting (#185391) and it just arrived today. Man, it is a nice looking key. Just beautiful. His photo of it didn't do it justice. Gray base. Perfect chrome after a little time with a micro fiber cloth. Gentleman I...
by n3pdt
Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:21 am
 
Forum: Bug Users Corner
Topic: Papa's got a brand new bug!
Replies: 1
Views: 1448

No worries Alex. It's very common. I've even done it myself!
by n3pdt
Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:27 pm
 
Forum: K3Y Anniversary Special Event
Topic: K3Y - 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 4019

Alex, Glad you're having fun too. From my experience, the K3Y event slows down mid-month and will pick back up the last week or so. There's still a lot of stateside ops that would love to get your station in the log. I know I would! That's neat that you've "discovered" 40m. Here in the mid...
by n3pdt
Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:52 pm
 
Forum: K3Y Anniversary Special Event
Topic: K3Y - 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 4019

I'm not the most experienced portable op, but have been out a number of times over the last year and a half and have formed some opnions from my outings. Randy's suggestion of an end fed wire is, of course, spot-on in my experience. The antenna choices in my portable kit are a 40-some' wire, and 3 m...
by n3pdt
Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:52 am
 
Forum: Portable Operating
Topic: Portable antennas
Replies: 8
Views: 7176

Alex, just checked the K3Y page, and it looks like you're doing alright! Hope you're having as much fun as I am with the event. I've had the priviledge of operating as K3Y/0 a few times now, and find it at least as rewarding as chasing the different stations. It's certainly the biggest pileups I've ...
by n3pdt
Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:28 am
 
Forum: K3Y Anniversary Special Event
Topic: K3Y - 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 4019

Looking forward to new shack

Well, Becca and I will be moving soon. We close on a house this coming Friday, 9/23. I share my current operating space with the washer and dryer and am confined to a 2'x4' bench and a small shelf set. It is definitely cramped. The new digs will allow me to use a very small bedroom with enough space...
by n3pdt
Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:43 pm
 
Forum: Your Radio Station
Topic: Looking forward to new shack
Replies: 1
Views: 1621

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